Literature with Lakelanders: Join these local book clubs and storytimes

Find a love of literature at these reading programs for all ages.


Both adults and kids can find a new page-turner to discuss at Pressed.

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Reading is fundamental — and these local programs are putting an emphasis on “fun.” Connect with others over a good book or let your little one fall in love with reading at these book clubs and storytimes.

Book Clubs

Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave.
Discuss best-sellers at The Reserve on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m, or branch out with new genres and authors at Books Sandwiched In on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:15 p.m.

Upcoming reads: “The House in the Pines” by Ana Reyes and “The London Séance Society” by Sarah Penner

Pressed, 213 E. Bay St.
Sign up to read a new book each month, buy your copy from Pressed (with a 20% discount) to reserve your spot, and meet up on Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss it.

Upcoming reads: “The Breakaway” by Jennifer Weiner, “Mother-Daughter Murder Night” by Nina Simon, and “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides

Crossroad Reviews Book Club, Ax-Caliber, 204 E. Orange St., Ste. 102
Join in-person or virtually every first and third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., and get more book recommendations online.

Upcoming reads: “Assistant to the Villain” by Hannah Nicole Maehrer and “Love Me Do” by Keli Lindsey

Little readers can laugh, sing, and read along with colorful books.

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Children can hear from guest readers, take part in activities, or create crafts at these interactive storytimes.

Lakeland Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Lake Morton Dr. | Select Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave. | Select Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Pressed, 213 E. Bay St. | Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Florida Air Museum, 4175 Medulla Rd. | Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

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